This master bedroom update with reclaimed wood ceiling post is sponsored by a Stikwood! All opinions are my own.
I’m LOVING this update!
When we first moved in, we knew that our master bedroom (and bathroom) would take on a major makeover, but we didn’t focus on it right away. Previously, in our rentals, the bedroom would be one of our first priorities… creating an oasis to retreat to… but for some reason in our own home, it felt as though there were so many other areas of focus, and I was totally okay with that.
I do have to say though, now that our room does feel more like an oasis, I’m loving the calm and peaceful vibe in there!
On our first walkthrough (which you can see the entire BEFORE of the house in this video), we knew the wall color would change, the flooring would be replaced and it didn’t take long before we knocked down the popcorn ceiling. We did this early on throughout the house since it was easier, and less expensive to do it all at once. Thankfully it was all done, because it made the process of adding our reclaimed wood ceiling so much simpler.
Another problem to solve was the closet door. It was evident right away that the door system was a little crazy. Even with a bifold door on the closet, if the bedroom door was open, the closet door would crash into it and vice versa. Our solution was a barn door.
Chris made an oversized door since we had such a tall wall (tutorial coming soon) that we painted black to create a statement piece. You guys, it looks SO good in there, and even better in person! And the big test… the doors don’t hit each other anymore! Well, we did add a hinge stopper to our bedroom door, so it opens but not far enough to bang into the closet door.
Now let’s talk reclaimed wood ceiling. Doesn’t it make such a HUGE design statement?!
We loved the idea of using Stikwood, which is 100% real reclaimed wood that has been fully weathered by nature to give it the raw feel and color variations, cleaned and is safe to use in your home. Many of you all even came along on the journey. After ordering three different samples (like paint, I recommend always trying out color samples in the space you’re designing!), we asked for your opinion.
I have to say, the Reclaimed White, one of the samples, was originally almost off my list because I wasn’t sure if it would be too light. Graystone and Charcoal were also on our list. Hearing all of your comments and opinions on our live videos truly helped our thought process though, and made it so much more fun!
Since I’m SUCH a proponent of getting a sample, both to get a feel for the product, and also to see the color, we’re sharing a code so you can get a FREE sample for your own reclaimed wood ceiling, just use code FreshMommySample online at Stikwood!
The vintage wood is amazing for adding character into a home. Even including the knotholes, slight splitting, nail holes, some oxidation marks, and deeply weathered grooves… all giving that beauty of a barn wood look, because it is real wood!
Just a note: don’t even worry about the splits that happen here and there (not often, but they do). The beauty of Stikwood is that once the wood is up on the wall or ceiling, it takes on the strength of the wall. The split blends in with the wood and adds to the character.
The wood planks come in packs, with a mixture of about 8″ to 36″ lengths, making it easy to put on the wall or ceiling in varying lengths, without much cutting. In fact, for our ceiling, we would open a pack, lay the pieces out on the bed and then just peel and stick to the ceiling in random order… only making sure we didn’t have two rows with ends in the same place. The only time we had to cut a plank was when it came to the end of a row or light fixtures.
Chris used a chopsaw for simple, straight cuts and a jigsaw for the round cuts around the lights.
Each plank is about the thickness of two quarters stacked on top of each other, so really thin! It allows the wood to bend, so it can be used around slight curves and ensures that you don’t need to adjust trim, door jambs, or outlets when installing it, a HUGE plus for DIYers!
From there it truly is just peel-and-stick. Like putting big stickers on the ceiling, it adds a bit of whimsical fun to a project, and doesn’t make it feel quite so daunting.
So tell me, what do you think of this reclaimed wood ceiling / bedroom update?!
Next up for our master bedroom update; I’m searching for a bit more cozy texture with curtains, a rug, bedding and pillows!
Sources above: Fireplace | Rug | Headboard | Floor Mirror (similar) | Side table | Lamp | Artwork | Art Prints above headboard
Turned out nice. At our age we would still have to have help. Love the look
That is so amazing! You guys did a fantastic job. I love the look of that.
Paula Schuck says
Your bedroom is gorgeous. I love every detail. That ceiling is incredible and I never would have thought of using reclaimed wood for the ceiling look. Also love your colours and your photos behind the bed there. So tranquil and warm. My husband is a handy guy. I will ask him if he has heard of STIKwood. I’d love to do that here.
I LOVE your ceiling! I live in an older house and it still has the popcorn in my master bedroom. This would be the perfect solution. I have to show this to my husband.
I LOVE your reclaimed wood ceiling! You made it look easy so now I am going to have to give my hand a try at it! What a great design that you can really change the look of a room inexpensively.
Sue Reddel says
Wow! You two really did a great job installing that new ceiling. It looks terrific. Love the style of your bedroom.
I’ve never thought of making a reclaimed wood ceiling before. It turned out really nice and so unique.
I love how this changes the look of the room. We have the dreaded popcorn ceiling, and this would look so much better.
I am impressed how a wood ceiling change the whole aspect of the bedroom! And this seems to be so easy!
OMG, I am in love! Totally want this in my house. Love, love, love how everything turned out in the end, the color of the floors and the wood ceiling is a super cool, modern and sleek touch.
Your project came out amazing! This looks fantastic, and I really like what it did for your room. We have a similar ceiling and I would love this for mine! It looks easy enough to do too.
robin rue says
That ceiling is just beautiful! I love that you guys did it all yourselves, too! Great job!
Sarah Ba says
Oh wow, your ceiling looks absolutely amazing! I wouldn’t have thought of using reclaimed wood to cover a ceiling! But it looks beautiful.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
I love the way your ceiling looks. Reclaimed wood is such a fabulous look and I can’t wait to try something like this in our master!
Amber Myers says
I just love how this turned out. I need to do something like this with our ceiling. It’s so blah compared to this.
Alyssa H says
WHAAATTT?? The before and after of that ceiling is nuts! I can’t believe that’s the same room! SO COOL. I want to do that!
Beautiful your after room has more structures to it and entirely differ from before room. I love this reclaimed wood ceiling
liked the final look, Stikwood really made magic. I would love to renovate my walls for this Christmas. Thanks, Tabitha Blue for this awesome DIY.